I'm Kristi and I want to welcome you to my new blog . I LOVE the art of paper crafting. I've been married to the love of my life Jeff for over 29 years. We have 3 beautiful adult daughters and 3 cats. Thank you for visiting and if you like what you see please post a comment.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Wall Decor and More Cricut Cartridge

I created this frame using the Wall Decor and More cartridge
and it's Cuttlebug companion folder from Provo Craft.

The paper is from DCWV and Core'dinations.
The Vine Cuttlebug folder is highlighted with Memento ink and a blender pen.

For the flowers I used Core'dinations paper and the the new daisy Quilling Kit from Provo Craft. I added Stickles and wire beads that I found at Michael's in the wedding section. The border around the outside is the negative from the quilling die. I hope you like the look of it. I know that I will be using it again.

From My Heart ~

Be Inspired #94

For this card I have this wonderful verse from Darcies. I stamped it on AC cardstock and ran the Spellbinders die thru my Cuttlebug. The ribbon that I used is from Michaels.

I used paper from The Paper Company for the butterflies and layered them with vellum . They were cut on my Expression using the Wall Decor and More cartridge from Provo Craft. I added the jems and stickels. For the background I used the Allegro Embossing folder from Cuttlebug and highlighted it with Colorbox chalk.

For the edging on the music I used the Cuttlebug Ornamental Iron Die and added stickels and the pearls.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Christmas In July Tutorial

This is a simple Holiday Photo Album

Supplies: 7x7 album, 8 inches ribbon, Beacons 3&1 and Red line tape, pop dots, Color Box chalk, gold Jelly Roll, Polka Dots folder from Cuttlebug, 5 inch wreath cut from Christmas Cheer, 2-5x7 Printed papers (I used DCWV), 2-6.75 x 7 solid papers ( I used Coredinations), 1- 5x7 solid paper (I used Coredinations -run thru the Cuttlebug with Polka Dots folder), 2-1 x 6.75 solid paper, and 2-1 x 16 solid paper.

Fold the 1 inch strips around the edge of the book. Glue down with the Red Line tape.
Chalk edges of the other 5 papers. Glue the printed papers down on the outside edge .
Glue the 5 x 7 embossed paper over the spine of the book.

Glue down the ribbon. Glue the other 2 papers to the insides of the front and back covers.
Attach the Wreath to the front .

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Winter Frolic Serving Tray

I designed this holiday tray using the Winter Frolic cartridge from Provo Craft. The focal point of "Angels Gather Here" was the first thing on this cartridge that caught my eye. In this project it is cut in shadow, and then layered and inked with soft blue Momento Ink. The flourish and corners are brightened with red gems.

The roses, stamens and leaves are from Wild Orchid, which is in the UK, and they offer superb customer service. The scrolls along the edge of the tray are cut in white and again in blue for the shadow. The shadows are embossed with the Swiss Dots folder in the Cuttlebug, using Core'dinations paper, and with a quick sanding, the white dots pop right out.

To go along with my tray, I have also added a greeting card to match!

The sweet little partridge family is also cut from Winter Frolic. The snowflakes are embossed into the DCWV paper, then sanded to release the white core, and are accented with blue gems.

This is a very good cartridge to add to your library. It has a lot to do with the basics of Christmas, and includes a darling Nativity, which I hope to do soon. Thanks for stopping by ... It was really fun to to be one of the first to create a project with this cartridge!

From my heart ~

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Be Inspired #93 - Christmas In July (sketch)

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. This is my first time at designing a card using a sketch for inspiration.

I used paper from Core'dinations, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, ribbon and rub on from Michaels, and Merry Christmas sticker from Tattooking,Ink.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

3 Designers Challenge

Wanda, Betty, and I were each asked to show what 3 different artists, given the same kit can

I came up with this lovely Tilda image that I colored with my Copic markers. I used Lacy Labels, Martha Stewart border punch, Swiss Dots and Ornamenta Borders from Cuttlebug. The Spellbinders is from the Heartfelt Creations line. The paper is DCWV and Core'dinations. The NOEL stamp is from Inkadinkado.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Be Inspired #92 - In The Garden

I had fun creating this cute card for this weeks challenge.
My image is from House Mouse, paper is from Core'dinations and DCWV, and I used Cuttlebug Ornamental Border.

Be Inspired #91 - Doilies & Lace

The challenge was to use Doilies or Lace. Items I used were : Embossing Plus Lace Door from Provo Craft, paper from Marco Papers, flower from Wild Orchid, Stamped image is from Just Right Stamps. Ribbon and doilies were from my stash.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Be Inspired #90 - My Minds Eye paper

Image is Magnolia and border is Cuttlebug Pop Culture Embossing folder, The inspiration for this easel card is my nephew who just caught his first fish. Paper is My Minds Eye.

I want to thank my friend Roe for the inspiration to make this card. I used the new Lacy Labels cartridge and the Scrollwork embossing folder from Cuttlebug.